Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 10:06:25 -0700
From: John Yuen <>
Subject: Re: viggen vs. bmw 330

Well, I think I have the oldest Viggen in the group (June 99) with about 34,000 miles. the only non schedule maintianance that I had to do was a loose shock tower that would make a poping noise when I go into reverse and a rattling rear spoiler. The only other problem is that I bent 3 of the 4 rims. The Viggen rims seems to suffer this problem often if roads are bad in the area. FWIW, a friend that bought a M3 at the time time swore that he'll never buy another BMW. Regards John Yuen Craig wrote: > I'm on my sixth year in a '96 900 SET, which I bought new. Compared > to my 88 900T, it's a POS. Since I've owned this car, the computer > went out, the ignition switch failed, the battery died twice, the > cabin blower motor control melted, the DIC failed, the "check engine" > light goes off and on like a neon sign at a cheap diner, rust has > appeared under the trunk lid, and the shifter bushing failed leaving > me with no reverse in yellowstone park. In additon, compared to the > 88, the sheet metal is tinfoil. It flexes when I wash it, fro crying > out loud. With 85K miles on it, the "Time For Service" light just > went on, which I'm interpreting as "time to trade this in". > > I took a BMW 330i out for a spin the other day, and I was prepared to > be blown away. BUT...and perhaps this is because the bimmer had an > automatic transmission, I wasn't all that impressed. Rode nice, > steered nice, cornered nice, but just didn't put in in the back of my > seat like the 900. SO.....I'm thinking, against all common sense and > learned lessons, perhaps the viggen. Am I nuts? Have I just a badly > built anomaly on my hands, or should I be prepared to suffer through > more quality problems with another Saab for the sake of acceleration? > > Comments?

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